Playing catch-up

While my DP and her wonderful family celebrated Christmas, we have postponed ours until our children can join us. One arrived yesterday and the other two are due in today and early tomorrow. Meanwhile, the presents remain around our tree and we continue to hum Christmas carols.

The delay has been relaxing but a bit discombobulating. We never seem to know what day of the week it is, and while we haven’t hit Groundhog Day unreality, we are living in a kind of Narnia-like “always winter but never Christmas” limbo. C’est la vie. We’ll catch up. One thing’s for sure: the delay has not been good for my waistline, the state of which this cartoon accurately describes.

Obviously, the thing to do is to throw out the calendar, embrace our situation and pretend it’s December 24th. Keep the travelers in your thoughts and prayers, keep eating bonbons, and make every day a spiritual Christmas!!